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What to buy him for our 5th anniversary?

Asked by Supacase (14495 points ) October 5th, 2009

I forgot! I have been so busy planning our daughter’s birthday party and getting her Halloween costume together that I forgot about getting him a gift. It isn’t until Friday, so I still have some time, but he is so difficult to buy for. I need ideas!

He still has gift cards that he got years ago, so that is out. He loves to watch football, but… neither of those things seem very anniversary-ish. Sentimental gifts are appreciated, but end up tucked in a drawer or gathering dust on the dresser. He has 4 or 5 watches, wears no jewelery.

This is our 5th anniversary, traditional gift is wood – but I’m not particular about that.

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El_Cadejo's avatar

Whats wrong with tickets to an upcoming football game?

” traditional gift is wood” ohhh i bet there will be plenty of that later on in the night ;)

Facade's avatar

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aprilsimnel's avatar

The modern is silverware, but meh. Yes, a gift of an experience seems to be a good idea. Maybe a night out with a couple of his buds at a really cool sports bar/restaurant that you’ve paid for? Is there an ESPN Zone-type place where you live? Or certificates to Laser Tag or paintball or something like that?

cyndyh's avatar

Make him a great surf and turf meal and then take him to a game. It’ll be romantic to him.

BenByTheWay's avatar

Cook him a nice meal and maybe a cake.

YARNLADY's avatar

If he watches football at the stadium, maybe a comfortable stadium seat would be nice. At home, perhaps a refillable snack tray on wheels.

PandoraBoxx's avatar

What about an overnight trip for just the two of you? Doesn’t have to be far, could even be camping.

kellylet's avatar

men usually like gadgets- a fancy remote or computer equipment, a new phone

I like to give gifts of things to do together- couple’s massage, boat ride, tickets to the a game, a whale watch, comedy show, a short weekend cruise (there are great cheap deals out there)-

Is he a car guy?- there are speedways he can go race for the day, or motorcycle riding lessons

maybe a photo shoot of you & your baby

and you could throw in a 2×4 to keep up tradition

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

@kellylet she should probably watch where she throws that 2×4, as that could cause a conscussion.

kellylet's avatar

@evelyns_pet_zebra Lol! I guess then she wouldn’t have to worry about the rest of the gift

sakura's avatar

try firebox.com for unique and inmexpensive gifts, I buy my male presies from them they are really good :)

Kardamom's avatar

Not sure if your fella likes to use power tools, but Home Depot has a nice Dremel tool with accessories for $99. They’re used for grinding and drilling small objects made of wood and other materials for nifty little projects. You can see it here

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